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ECGS Bushing - Is it a must?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rustytaco71, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    drummerdude1188

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  2. Sep 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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    Have not had it done as I cannot find a shop to do it in the area but unless a boot tears, etc, that should be it as long as they have a tool to remove the old bearing.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    So here’s a question... got a 2020 pro. Westcott lift kit(1/2 “ top plate and new perch that’s another 1/2” ) and SPC UCA for the front. Was driving great but decided on a diff drop. As soon as I did, started getting cyclical vibrations at 30-40 mph. Now debating pulling the diff drop but it might be a coincidence? Any thoughts?
     
  4. Sep 25, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    Start with the easy and free solution, put it into 4WD and if that vibration goes away, then bingo you have your answer :D
     
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  5. Sep 25, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    Also, diff drops are a 50/50 on this community. Half swear by them and the other half say it’s pointless. I know that’s helpful moving forward. hahahahah
     
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  6. Sep 26, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    Ditch the diff drop.
     
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  7. Nov 12, 2020 at 11:06 AM
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    Just got mine swapped out at OK4WD and feels so much better!!
     
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  8. Nov 12, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    I never updated my issue until now. Could not find someone to replace the ECGS per my earlier posts. Was referred to a Toyota dealer Tech via a friend that I could at least talk to "as a friend". I was running out of options. Was told to bring it to the dealer. They drove it, felt the vibration. Was told there is a bulletin (not recall) out there regarding the vibration. The dealer replaced the complete front Diff assembly as per the bulletin. I asked the $1,000,000 question about is the crappy needle bearing design on the driver's side part of this new diff and will fail in a few months. All I was told was the new diff was "redesigned". It's been about a month. So far so good. That's my story to date. :notsure:
     
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  9. Nov 24, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    i just did the ECGS in my 2015 TRD double cab. The noise and vibration are now gone and it drives great. BTW, a piece of the old needle bearing broke when I drove the nut piece of the ECGS removal tool into the differential. i was able to fish it out with a magnetic pickup tool. Be careful when driving the tool in and inspect the old bearing before installing the new bushing. Otherwise the job wasn’t too bad.
     
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  10. Dec 10, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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    I had the exact same thing happen to me. Makes ya wonder how reliable this piece was to begin with. I realize the break was caused by doing something irregular, but still... goes to show how sensitive the piece is/was. It’s being sensitive in the trash now :D

    Also, have tool will ship

    is there a better tool swap thread?
     
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  11. Dec 14, 2020 at 3:25 PM
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    Is it possible that after ECGS bushing install, it’s hard to engage 4x4 ?
     
  12. Dec 17, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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    What ecgs size bearing is needed for a 2017 4x4?
     
  13. Dec 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM
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    This is a great thread and has helped answer my question! I've been told that ECGS needle bearings are a must for vibration when lifting Tacos. To save potential future headache, I may elect to bite the bullet and do it.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2020 at 10:34 PM
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    The ECGS bushing actually replaces the factory needle bearings. But youve got the idea lol.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2020 at 11:01 PM
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    Replaced one today. I've done a few.

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    How bad are the vibes from a bad needle bearing? Like it is violent in the steering wheel and you cant miss it?
     
  18. Dec 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM
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    Does anyone have the tool I can buy?
     
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    What part of SoCal? You interested in doing another one?
     
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